November 16th, 2022 – 1,512

I need to stop playing solitaire on my phone. It’s becoming a problem because I play that instead of more demanding games in my leisure time, and while yes it’s nice to have a game where I can lie down and not hurt, it is encouraging me to be far too lethargic. I also don’t want to drift from Stardew because that’s been a recurring problem for me after year 1 and I dislike that. There’s so much still to do.

Speaking of so much still to do, the exact opposite: just put the finishing touches on my final essay this side of Christmas, which I will submit tomorrow after sleeping on it and giving it one last look over. All told I’m quite proud of the work I’ve submitted this term, and I hope that that’s justified, or at least that it isn’t torn apart with too much ruthlessness. While yes I will obviously be writing the other essays between now and January, this is the first real “and breathe” moment I’ve had in ten months and four days. This has been, by far, the most stressful year of my life. But it’s also been one of the best. And to be blunt, me calling a year “one of the best” in the middle of November of all months – when traditionally I’d fall apart – well, that’s saying something.

Seriously if it was an actual mobile game like a CandyCrush clone or the like that would be one thing, but solitaire? Am I really that boring?